Tytan was a nwobhm band formed in 1981. Kevin Riddles & Dave Dufort had both left Angelwitch, Kal Swan came on recommendation from Paul Samson. The first line up was Norman 'Kal' Swan (Vocalist), Steve Gibbs and Stuart Adams (Guitarists), Kevin 'Skidz' Riddles (Bassist) and Dave Dufort (Drums). Tytan's first concert was in January 1982 at the Marquee Club, London. On the 26th of March 1982 a live session was broadcast on the BBC's Friday Rock show.
The songs played were; Cold Bitch, The Watcher, Far Side of Destiny and Blind Men and Fools. In late 1982, Tytan signed to the Kamaflage label and released the 7" single Blind Men and Fools / Ballad of Edward Case and the 12" single Blind Men and Fools / Ballad of Edward Case / Sadman. In 1983, Tytan began recording songs for their upcoming album at Ramport Studios in Battersea. The songs recorded were; Blind Man and Fools, Far Cry, Don't Play Their Way, Women on the Frontline, Rude Awakening, Hold On, Nothing Ever Lasts, Forever Gone, Money for Love and Far Side of Destiny. During the recording of these songs, the line up was now; Kal Swan (Vocalist), Steve Gibbs and Steve Mann (Guitarists), Kevin Riddles (Bassist) and Les Binks (Drums). The Kamaflage label went bankrupt and the album with these songs was never released. The last known line up of the band was; Kal Swan (Vocalist), Steve Gibbs and Steve Mann (Guitarists), Kevin Riddles (Bassist) and Simon Wright (Drums). The band broke up in late 1983.
The label Metal Masters purchased the rights to the Tytan songs and in 1985 released the album 'Rough Justice'. The song list for this album is; Blind Men and Fools, Money for Love, Women on the Frontline, Cold Bitch, Ballad of Edward Case, Rude Awakening, The Watcher, Far Cry, Sadman, Forever Gone, Don't Play Their Way and Far Side of Destiny.
The known list of people who played in Tytan were:
Norman 'Kal' Swan - Vocals (Lion, Guest for Minoru Niihara, Bad Moon Rising)
Steve Gibbs - Guitar
Stuart Adams - Guitar (Lyin' Rampant)
Gary Owens - Guitar (A-II-Z)
Dave Harrison - Guitar
Steve Mann - Guitar (LionHeart)
Kevin "Skidz" Riddles - Bass (Angel Witch, Samson (UK), Lion)
Dave Dufort - Drums (Angel Witch, Deep Machine, The Voice, The Scenery, Mike Oldfield, Kevin Ayers, E.F. Band)
Simon Wright - Drums (Dio, A-II-Z, Aurora (UK), Tora Tora, AC/DC, UFO)
Les Binks - Drums (Judas Priest)
Tony Boden - Drums (Money)